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Naugatuck limits Crushers to just three hits in shutout victory

NAUGATUCK, June 22 – The Naugatuck Dogs limited Canton to just three hits and struck out eight to beat the Crushers on Thursday night at Rotary Field, 9-0 in Tri-State League baseball action. The Dogs (8-2) scored four runs in the first inning and added another five in the fourth inning to take command ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seasons of growth for Avon and Canton girls golf teams

It was a season of growth for the Avon High and Canton High girls golf teams this spring. The Falcons, led by junior Katie O’Brien, finished at the .500 level for the first time since 2014. With a young team, Canton snapped a 40-match losing streak dating back to 2014 with a pair of victoriesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Twisters rally in ninth to beat Canton

WATERBURY, June 17 – Catcher Mike Rosa’s two-out RBI single drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tribury Twisters to a 4-3 win over the Canton Crushers on Saturday afternoon at East Mountain Field. Tribury (4-2) erased a three-run deficit to earn the win. Pitcher Ben GuistoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ellington, Granby share NCCC boys tennis championship

Ellington and Granby shared the 2017 NCCC boys tennis championship this spring. Both teams finished with 11-1 records in the league. Ellington did win the NCCC postseason tournament with Kyle Johnson winning the No. 1 singles title and Lucas VanDeventer taking the No. 2 singles crown. For the Bears, Adam Holden and Evan Cramer wonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hits are scarce as Crushers drop third straight in loss to Winsted

WINSTED, June 15 – The Canton Crushers are getting a few hits in each game but not enough to put together rallies and get some runs. The Crushers have had just seven hits in the last two games. Canton had four hits and scored one run in Thursday night’s 4-1 Tri-State League loss to theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk wins CIAC decathlon with seven top 10 finishes

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – A year ago, the CIAC decathlon ended with Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk sitting with his teammates watching the decathlon competitors struggle through the tenth and final event – the 1,500 meters. Van Kirk had turned his ankle in the pole vault and couldn’t run the 1,500. But Van Kirk knewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino, Harraden set school records, finish in top 10 of CIAC heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino broke her own school record in the CIAC heptathlon Wednesday finishing third – the highest ever finish for a Falcon athlete in the event. Canton’s Amber Harraden, still slightly limping with a strained Achilles tendon that she injured at the NCCC championship meet about threeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At midway point, Van Kirk is 2nd in decathlon; Carpino is 3rd in heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 13 – Canton senior Dustin Van Kirk is second at the midway point of the CIAC decathlon in New Britain while Avon junior Carly Carpino is third after day one of the CIAC heptathlon. Van Kirk, who had top 10 finishes in four of five events, is second behind Lyman Memorial’s DanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Cheshire sweeps Canton in CT Women’s Softball season opener

CANTON, June 11 – The Cheshire Flames rapped out 25 hits in two games to sweep a doubleheader from Canton in the Connecticut Women’s Softball League opener for both teams on Sunday. The Flames had 14 hits in a 5-0 win in the opening game and had 11 hits in a 6-2 decision in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Patriots honor Friends of Canton Football’s Kathy Wood with Myra Kraft Community MVP award

Each year, the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft donate $200,000 in the name of his late wife Myra to New England residents who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-six men and women were honored at Gillette Stadium last week during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading